The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale

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Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

The first book I read by Peternelle van Arsdale was “The Beast is an Animal” and this newest book was just as good!

This is a very unique story, something completely original!  Milla has never been allowed to travel into the village.  She has no other friends besides her brother.  Until one day a girl named Iris comes to stay with her neighbors.  Iris is about the same age as Milla and she is excited to finally have a friend.

Iris comes from the village, but with a secret.  The village is cursed by a demon who possesses girls at random and the villagers live in terror of who it will come for next.  Milla and her family have been pouring salt over any openings for as long as Milla can remember, all to ward of this so called demon, so is the secret that Iris finally tells Milla….the truth?

Soon things begin to happen to Milla, things that aren’t normal.  Then, the demon comes to the farm and takes Iris.  Milla leaves home to rescue Iris and decides that she is going to find a way to break this horrible curse forever.  Although, very quickly Milla learns that her family has been harboring a terrible secret of their own, one that is directly linked to the curse……Milla is changing, Iris is changing and what Milla soon discovers, changes her entire life forever.

This was a fantastic story, one that was so original, I loved it right from the start!  I read this book quite fast as I couldn’t be patient to find out what was going to happen next to Milla.  I look forward to reading more stories from Peternelle van Arsdale, this I am quite for sure of!!

Published January 22nd 2019 by Margaret K. McElderry Books

 

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